Riga's Central Market
On this trip I was always looking for an extreme example of
the free market at work in Russia and the Baltic States. I
found it in Riga, Latvia, where a large number of huge World
War I blimp hangers have become the Central Market. Each
building specializes in a different type of food product.
Cheese, everywhere I looked, incredible varieties of cheese.
Egg central, apparently sold by the egg. No sign of
packaging. Other poultry projects were also here.
Sausages, anyone? You want it; they have it. This is only
going to get worse for vegetarians. I am in the meat market
now, which included pig heads. There was also an entire
market for fish and fish products.
The Latvians appear to like every kind of meat. Those above
seem to be sized large and extra large. Elsewhere the meat is
being cut, which made for great audio and video. Plus I have
no idea what type of meat any of this might be.
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